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>> ens also the fight for the countries with all the technology and the knowledge in the nuclear field. and it will count on all these spaces with what john kerry has demonstrated with the development of nuclear in iran,
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and also the inspections direct inspection to stop them not to obtain nuclear weapons. this is--we would hope for more than this. that's not just afternoon but all of the middle east. that is this agreement. >> so what have you achieved, especially other issues we have discussed in syria yemen and
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regarding these steps steps especially those reasons of terrorism. >> since the crisis started in syria, we will always in contact with our friends and our friends in the united states.
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today's meeting is to complete the other meetings which have taken place with the gcc countries, and and also to be present in order to discuss the syrians syrian dosier and find a solution so the solution cannot be military. it had to be political. we talk with our friends also in
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russia. >> i think i was asked this a few minutes ago but i can be more specific. we agreed to expedite arms sales that have taken too long in the past. we have agreed to engage in very specific training to upgrade military capacity of the region, and to integrate it more effectively. but particularly to work on
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special forces training. because that is much more effective in dealing with some of the real threats that people face on day-to-day basis. we agreed on intelligence and intelligence sharing the flow of people, agents, proxies who come to stir up the population in various countries or actual extremists fighters, individuals who come to blow something up or engage in smuggling, we're going to engage in a very robust intelligence sharing program. we agree to talk about how to integrate the regions ballistic missile defenses based on some of the activities of other countries. the possibility exists of a much more effective deterrent and much more effective response
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through an integrated capacity. we talked about the realities of increased numbers of exercises that will be conducted together as well as a significant upgrading in the ability of maritime interdiction which prevents the flow of weapons and people. those are a few of the examples and ways in which we believe the security of the region can be significantly strengthened and our cooperation will be enhanced. with respect to egypt, i don't recall actually, i recall some mention, i was not asked about it but someone was involved in that issue. i personally intervened to help get the australian journalist tree freed who is now being tried in abstentia. we in the united states have a
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passionate commitment to the treatment freedom of journalists, for people to be able to write read, speak their thoughts. that is a deeply rooted part of the political and value seam. we believe journalists should be able to share their stories communicate with people and do their jobs. we're deeply concerned with the prospect people who have been simply doing their jobs would be labeled labeled otherwise and put on trial. we've expressed our concern in the past, and i've never shied away from doing so. thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> thank you so much. >> the united states and gulf
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cooperation countries have agreed that once implemented that the deal would allow iran to contribute to the world. the foreign sectors address a gathering of journalists in doha after meeting with foreign ministers of the gcc. they touched upon some of the areas that he said he agreed with his counterparts in the gcc to work on. talked about building a stronger partnership when it came to missiles capability, counter terrorism, fighting extremism fighting daesh and so on. let's bring in to the studio a senior research of the al jazeera study center and is here in studio. try to analyze this as we take
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this further. your impression of this is we're hoping for the best, but we're planning for the worst. >> you said it very well. i believe that the administration does not really have anything new to afternoon. this is the continuation of camp david. and camp david was to a large extent was described by many analysts and defined by many analysts as a failure. why? because the gulf or the gcc did not really get-- >> what they were looking for. >> exactly. and they did not get the reassurances that they hoped that the obama administration can give them. we saw that on syria and they stood by what they had been saying for the last three years. that assad lost legitimacy. in yemen he let me yemen for the gcc to decide. in iraq he believes that the gcc can play a larger role, but he did not define that role for the
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gcc. on the over all security for the region he did not give the gcc what they want, however he basically promised that the united states will give them all the weapon necessary and all the training necessary. therefore, the gcc has to pay for the security of their own region okay, provided that iran will get financial assets to build it's own economy. here what i say whatever iran gains, the gcc lose. whatever the gcc will gain, iran will lose. i don't see i don't see that we are turning a page or that there will be a new chapter in the region. however-- >> setting the stage for more competitions and more of an arms race? >> this is where it will move us where it will deplete its resources and iran will begin to rebuild its resources. this is something that we have
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to be extremely careful about. they began by elaborateing on seven points. one is that we will give them more security. we will give them more missiles we will give them more training. >> the ballistic missiles defense system, which is selling more of the patriots missiles-- >> exactly exactly. he wants iran to develop it's own economy and infrastructure, but he wants this region to built more patriot and more missiles and equipment. i don't see this-- this--i don't see this as a very promising beginning. >> let me jump in here. what is he speaking about, a joint defense security arrangement, which the u.s. did not accept at camp david in may. >> i think gcc is looking for more of a partnership agreement
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something along those lines where the united states would commit 100% to the gcc defense. and would also make sure 100% that iran would live up to its commitment. the secretary said that our only objective, our main objective is to stop iran from becoming nuclear. this is not enough for gcc or the entire neighborhood. we don't want iran to just not become nuclear. we would like iran to divert its resources. >> might that happen in the sense he did reference that he's meeting with the ration russian foreign minister and saudi foreign minister, is there hopes that there is some type of agreement where there is a deal on iran, yemen on the situation
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in iraq and the situation on syria? >> i believe with the russians coming to the table syria is a more possible issue to be tackled. also. but with the saudis, i believe the saudis would also like to have some leeway in yemen. they need more intelligence. they need more information. they need more concrete information because they really want to bring the entire government back to yemen. they would like to expedite the process. the americans are not committed to a time frame and not committed to a clear stance and mechanism of how the transition is going to happen. when they commit for example in library i liberia when they say
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somebody has to leave that somebody left. in syria we don't see them saying assad should not be there. fy didn't see that from the secretary. i didn't see that from obama. and i feel like by september september 5th this is what is going to happen. by november 5th, this is what is going to happen. clearly everything is vague. he left everything--let's hope for the best to happen, we will do what we can but we will not concrete commitment to a concreteconconcrete agreement. it's just costing to have all of these conflicts-- >> going on at the same time. >> yes. >> so much to talk about. i'm sure there is more to top
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about, the regional conflicts don't seem to be going away any time soon. thank you so much for your time. >> at least 20 people have been killed after a syrian fighter jet crashed into a busy market in i had line market. >> this girl is looking for her father. many of the children were wounded and are in shock. people are used to barrel bombs but not bombs crashing down on markets. >> who you can see are under the debris. the warplane hit the market and damaged it completely. >> more than a dozen people were
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reportedly killed and many more wounded. >> when it carried out the airstrike the warplane went down. bodies of people are still under the rubble. >> the makeshift hospital nearby the injured were prettied. more hospitals in idlib have been destroyed. when the charity doctors doctors without borders came to idlib they said they witnessed a real strategy of terror from the syrian government against the people of the area. >> when the pilots fired two missiles on a popular market, it fell where it carried out this airstrike. >> it crashed in the center of the town and left a trail of destruction, homes shops, and
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market stalls were all destroyed. >> i was with my nephew on the sidewalk until the explosion. then i found myself under the debris. they came to rescue me. >> it is no long arrest syrian government stronghold, it's now controlled by opposition fighters. that's why since may government attacks have intensified and hundreds of civilians have been killed. al jazeera. >> the corruption trial of one of south africa's most controversial politicians has been adjourned until tuesday. he already has a hate speech conviction and he now changes charges of racketeering, fraud corruption and money laundering. thousands of his supporters were outside of court. soldiers in northern nigeria have rescued 178 people being held by boko haram more than half of them were children. they were found near south of my
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do youmaidugari. and unusually heavy monsoon rain has caused hardship. 175 people have been killed in india. the disaster zones have been declared in myanmar affecting 200,000 people. there are particular concerns for people in the western regions and in vietnam people are under threat of toxic mud that spouts out of coal mines after heavy rains. >> floodwater as high as rooftops. this is the province in myanmar one of the areas worst hit by recent floods. what used to be agriculture land has become a lake. the high level waters push down to breaking points. that's contributed to floods in the region.
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>> there is too much rain here this year, and the dam has let out water. so it has flooded because of that. >> thousands of people have left their homes. many of them have found shelter in a monastery. 300 homes are known to have been destroyed in rahkine states. >> one of the greatest challenges is this is affecting a bide range of the country. it's access to assessments and to get supplies in. the government has been working on preparedness because natural disasters are part of the life and environment her here. the government is accepting support from all humanitarian actors. >> people affected in india particularly those hit by flash floods say they need more
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government support. >> itour homes are submersed. we've had no help from the government. we have no food to eat. >> heavy rains will has affected northern vietnam where there has been spills of toxic sludge from coal mines. an entire community was buried last week. >> my house is buryied under mud, soil and rock. i don't know if we can go back to live there. the flooding has been going on for a long time. >> people are trying to gather coal from the water that contaminateing their environments. many regions have been declared natural disaster zones. >> now the channel tunnel, which links france with england is a focal point where migrants try
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to get into the u.k. they end up there after escaping poverty and war. new fences, security cameras and infrared detecters have been installed just outside of calais. police have been trying to block migrants and they have stepped up attempts to stop people from boarding trucks and trains. the makeshift camps in calais known as the jungle is home to about 3,000 men, women and children. this is what the migrants want to escape. lack of food, shelter even basic services. charles stratford is there. >> behind this security fence is the railway track the tunnel is in that direction and the train, as they move slowly through here, migrants at night trying to hop this, try to cut through at various different locations in this area. and trying literally to grab hold of the train as it goes by
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in some instances. that's why we've seen so many deaths in recent months. now we were here last night and there was quite a heavy police presence there were a lot of migrants that were eventually dispersed. as you can see behind me here as well the french authorities have put in extra lighting. we've just heard a helicopter go over and there are police scattered around this area. i spoke to an ngo worker earlier, and i asked her exactly what needs to be done? and really who is responsible for these migrants currently as they sit here on french soil? >> why is it that the french government is responsible of stopping people that don't even want to be here? it doesn't make any sense. really it doesn't make any sense. it should be the job of each country in a sense to stop people but the idea is that we don't want to stop people. we want to see who wants to come and who has legitimate rights to come.
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you know, deal with that in a humane way and not make people wait months and months before their asylum requests are looked after. it's such a waste of human potential. people have to live in those conditions for seven, eight months. they cannot work. they can take a few french classes, but that's about all. they don't give skills. >> certainly the focus of politicians for u.k. and france, and the conditions are getting worse by the day. >> let's bring in elaina krespi. she joins us live from brussels. good to have you with us. we've seen thousands of people in calais. they didn't land in france, though. they came through other european union countries towards the
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south. are they not obliged to provide any processing for those people? how are they allowed to wonder around? >> the issue we've been witnessing in calais is a symptom of a much broader crisis. of course, like the issue has taken on fresh urgency following a raise of number of migrants crossing the mediterranean over the past few months. as people cross the sea to italy or greece continues to grow, also the number of asylum seekers and migrants in europe, including in calais, however the situation is shocking, but not so much as we have heard from the authorities in france and in the u.k. because of this invasion basically that our
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countries are facing. but it is shocking because of the growing number of desperate people men women children, fleeing war-torn countries of course the e.u. has a responsibility for the situation. and so far it has not been met by neither france nor other member states. the recent conclusion of the of the european council also show that member states are reluctant to sign off like the european commission modest proposal for resettlement and for welcoming asylum seekers and refugees
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across the e.u. member states. french interior minister said over the weekend that france is ready to take its responsibilities for the situation. however, the only response we have seen from both france and the u.k. are stepping up security and working for more control-- >> these are people who are camped out in france. what is their legal status. some of them have been there for two years trying to get through the tunnel. >> that's exactly the problem. there are migrants, but there are also--most of them are asylum seekers. people who are entitled for international protection, to
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seek asylum in european countries. the reason why they're trying to cross the border to the u.k. is not so much because they want to go to the u.k. but they wouldn't be doing that--they wouldn't be risking another dangerous journey if they were able to obtain asylum in france. >> thank you. we're out of time on this one. u.s. president barack obama is tackling another strategy to tackle climate change. >> the american west is burning. plenty of wildfires have scorched large swaths of california forcing hundreds to flee for their lives. in alaska forest fires have devoured 2 million-hectares. large parts of canada are engulf engulfed in wildfires as well. years of drought have left areas
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tinder dry and led to emergency conserve water orders in several states. against this backdrop u.s. president barack obama is unveiling a sweeping new energy policy that would sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. obama spoke about the need to take action in a memo to the american people posted on facebook. >> climate change is not a problem for another generation, not any more. that's why on monday my administration will release our version of clean power plants. >> key points of the plan include requiring existing power plants to cut emission by the year 2030 forcing electrical utilities to.
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invest in wind and solar power. and it gives the target of drawing 28% from renewables from the 2020s. power plants spew 40% of the power climateof the emissions. itthe plan has been called a job killer. 17 of the republicans running for president question the scientific consensus that global warming is largely manmade. and the plan risks losing votes with the likely democratic nominee hillary clinton in key states like ohio with large coal
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mining industries. rob reynolds, al jazeera, los angeles. >> well, if you want to keep up-to-date with all those stories we've been telling you about, head over to our website you can see our front page there with our story of the u.s. secretary of state heading to the region. >> thousands of people forced to evacuate as wildfires burn out of control in northern california. the threat today that they could spread even further. secretary of state john kerry tries to sell the iran nuclear deal to arab allies. and president obama lays out an ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions. the opponents plan to sue and many states threaten not to comply.